INFECTIONA condition resulting when pathogens enter body tissues, multiply,
and cause injury to cells.
INFECTIOUS AGENTAn organism capable of producing infection or disease.
INFECTIOUS DISEASEA disease of man and animal resulting from an
INFESTATIONThe establishment and multiplication of small animals or
arthropods (especially insects and rodents) on the body, clothing, or habitat of
individuals or animals.
INGUINALPertaining to the abdomen.
INSTRUCTIONA directive containing authority or information having
continued reference value or requiring continuing action.
INTEGUMENTARY (SYSTEM)The skin and its accessory structures,
including hair and nails.
INTRADERMALInto the dermis.
ISCHEMIAThe lack of blood supply to specific areas due to constriction or
obstruction in the blood vessels.
ISOLATIONProcedures taken to separate infected persons or animals, dispose
of their secretions, and disinfect or sterilize the supplies, equipment, utensils,
etc., used for their care, in order to prevent the spread of disease to susceptible
persons or animals. Different procedures may be required for the specific
infectious agent involved.
ISOTONICA solution having the same salinity as whole blood.
KERATOLYTICRemoves horny layers of epidermis.
LACERATIONA wound made by tearing and resulting in jagged edges.
LACRIMATIONThe secretion of tears.
LACTATIONThe production of milk.
LATENTConcealed; not manifest; potential.
LAVAGEThe irrigation or washing out of an organ (such as the stomach or
LESIONAny pathological or traumatic discontinuity of tissue or loss of function
of a part.
LEUKOCYTEWhite blood cell.
LEUKOCYTOSISAbnormally high white blood cell count.
LEUKOPENIAAbnormally low white blood cell count.
LEVIGATIONAdding a small amount of liquid to a mortar and pestle while
LIGAMENTA sheet or band of tough, fibrous tissue connecting two or more
bones or cartilages, or supporting an organ, fascia, or muscle.